An Uist student has had a special screening of his video project shown at the Glasgow
Budding film students from across Scotland were treated to a one-off show of work
they completed for their Higher, and National 5 Media courses .
‘A Day in the Life’ by Iain MacPhee from Sgoil Lionacleit wowed the audience.
The pupils, who all submitted their film projects as part of the National Qualifications
they sat in 2016, were treated to a showcase of the cinematic submissions, covering
a host of genres including thriller, comedy, action, horror, documentary, and advertisements.
Casting an expert eye over the pupils’ work was Glasgow based writer, director and
producer, Alan de Pellette, who has worked on a number of iconic Scottish TV programmes,
including Chewin’ the Fat and Still Game, and has been a prominent elected member
of BAFTA Scotland since 2010.
Alan gave the pupils an inspirational speech about his own career, and explained
what it takes to succeed in the creative industries.
He said that the students’ experiences working for their Higher, and National 5 qualifications
in Media would serve them well for potential careers in the creative industries.
Janet Brown, SQA’s chief executive said: “I’ve been extremely impressed by the creativity,
and technical expertise the students have demonstrated as part of their course. The
final products, the films themselves, have been outstanding, and I wish each and
every one of them the very best in their future careers.”
Uist student’s film showcased in Glasgow
5 April 2017
SQA chief Janet Brown presents Iain MacPhee with a commemorative certificate at the
screening of his film at the Glasgow Film Theatre